Many pet owners only want the very best for their fur babies. While the hot temperatures commonly associated with summer are slowly dying out, there’s never a bad time to take a trip to your local ice cream parlor to indulge in some goodness. And what better way to make the trip more rewarding than bringing your fur baby for some special bonding? At Jake’s Ice Cream, it’s the perfect time to treat your favorite four-legged friend to the greatness of the pup cup!
What is a Pup Cup?
A pup cup is how many coffee shops and ice cream parlors treat the animals their patrons like to bring. No one’s quite sure where the trend originated from, but Starbucks is often associated with the franchise that brought the concept to the masses. The pup cup normally consists of a 4 oz. cup of whipped cream, peanut butter, and various dog treats that canines just can’t get enough of. Many of these items aren’t listed on the menu, but most baristas and ice cream artisans are more than happy to oblige if you request a “puppuccino.”
Are Pup Cups Safe for Dogs?
Similar to the concerns of most parents with the food their offspring consume, many pet owners might be curious about the effects that pup cups have on their dog's diet. According to Dr. Lindsey Bullen, a veterinary neutron expert, pet owners have nothing to worry about when it comes to their fur babies indulging in a pup cup. As a matter of fact, you can treat your pup every time you go out, and there will be no harmful after-effects.
That said, Dr.Bullen told the popular animal website, The Dodo that every animal is different, and some animals are more sensitive to lactose-based products than others. Like any other treat, you might give your dog, it's best to offer them in moderation. Dr. Bullen suggested that they be given on a monthly basis as a reward for good behavior and, at the most, given out on a weekly basis.
If you’re concerned about how a pup cup might have an effect on your canine because of its size, we advise consulting a veterinarian to get a professional opinion.
Pup Cups a Plenty at Jake’s Ice Cream
Ice cream shops have a very unique place in the community. In Sarasota, Jake’s Ice Cream is happy to serve the area we call home and would love to allow your fur baby to indulge with you on your next visit. For a menu, list of flavors, and more information on us, scoop yourself over to jakesicecreamonsiestakey.com.